This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #3"
Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, Beat It On Down The Line, Scarlet Begonias, Black Throated Wind, Sugaree, El Paso, It Must Have Been The Roses, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider, Around & Around U.S. Blues, The Race is On, Eyes Of The World-> Big River, Playin' In The Band, Tennessee Jed, Me & My Uncle, Deal, Greatest Story Ever Told, Ship Of Fools Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Wharf Rat-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad, E: Casey Jones
mixed SBD sources: Set 1: MSR> C> DAT> CD Set 2 & 3: MSC> DAT> CD (except for patch in Wharf Rat which is MSR> ?> DAT> CD), lineage reported by Andy Lemieux; assembled/fixed by Sean Cribbs from Alan Fink's, Steve Windsor's and Andy's source material (see notes in txt)
mixed SBD sources: Set 1: MSR> C> DAT> CD Set 2 & 3: MSC> DAT> CD (except for patch in Wharf Rat which is MSR> ?> DAT> CD)
September 29, 2019 Subject:
Right outside this lazy summer home
I needed to put in another review on this show.
This is a very nice slice of 1974
and with NED sitting in there are some smoking hot moments
Like that China>Rider
also Weir has a nice intensity to his vocals
somewhat obscured by the 1st set sound issues.
the backing vocals are very nice as well
Donna Jean shines..
also Garcia & Lesh sounding crystal clear.
Love Keith on Race is on..
Phil's bass on the Eyes intro
Is there a better summer outdoor tune then EOTW?
The transition into Big River comes on the heels
of a free form jam out of early Slipknot groove
Dig the PITB wow they get pretty bent.
There is so much music here that music wise this is a 5
I am convinced it is NED'S contributions that give this show
a very distinctive feel
DO YOU HEAR MY VOICE
COMING THRU THE MUSIC
October 29, 2012 Subject:
Get it off nugs.net
Listening to the Playin' right now - jumped up cause I thought there was a tea kettle boiling somewhere around 19:00 - 21:00. I don't give a crap about guitars being a little out of tune; this is scarily, magically awesome music. Back to listening.
Full review: There's some slop with this show, as was often the case in 74, but there's some highly energized and creative playing, sometimes at the same time. China>Rider is a perfect example. After Bob plays the standard transition chord sequence, there comes an almost heavy metal section, with loud, grinding guitar chords. Then Jerry takes off, sometimes playing fast and loose with the tonality, just enough to add extra flavor. The characteristic jam based on the baseline D-C#-B-A is the main reason why I love 73-74 China>Riders; here it has more of a boogaloo rhythm than the standard, simple 4/4.
The Eyes is another long, slightly sloppy, but completely fun version with an impeccably smooth transition to Big River. Greatest Story as played in that period had a hot middle section with chords of C-Bb-F-C that make the 71-74 versions a lot more fun than versions from the 80's or 90's. Playin' is a classic deep space meltdown journey. If you can't get off (musically) during that, maybe stick with the 80's and 90's, or find another band to listen to.
Finally the third set is anchored by the Truckin'>Nobody's Fault>Wharf Rat sequence, and this is a fully energized performance featuring a definite Mind Left Body jam in the transition to Wharf Rat. No lack of energy here even after 3+ hours of playing.
November 30, 2010 Subject:
Can someone please help this rookie?
I'm trying to surprise my sister with a download of this '74 show in Iowa (where she met her husband!) as the Christmas gift of all gifts. But I've followed the instructions that "oh_uh_um_ah" provides below and can't find the actual audio files. Are they no longer here due the commercial release, and if so, do you know if the commercial release is the same show/sets as what was originally downloadable here? Please email me at email@example.com if you can help. Thank you!
September 13, 2010 Subject:
of course the Eyes and China Cat at this show are very fine, though i think there are far better in '74 - like 6/18 (eyes) or 5/25 (china). the scarlet in set 1 is one of the most well jammed of the year. some other highlights are the MAMU, Deal, GSET, and Around & Around, which usually has me reaching for the skip button.
of special note is the jam following Truckin' - it's not quite 6/28(the best Dead jam of all time), but it is a very unique jam as far as i know - containing many themes (named and unnamed) including Nobody's Fault and the Mind Left Body jams. as usual in '74 phil carries this one to some wicked heights. it's simply amazing, and will put a smile on your face. Not to mention the wharf rat and GDTRFB which follow are also excellent. one of my favorite shows of this amazing year.
May 28, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 16, 1974, at the Des Moines State Fair Grandstand, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
Outdoors, on a sunny, summer afternoon in the Heartland. You can see the folks with their corn dogs, cotton candy and popcorn havin' a wonderful time at the show...uh, yeah sure...pass the blunt.
I recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
Here's one way to dowload this show:
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love from 1973.
Thank God President Jefferson acted on Napolean's offer for the "Louisiana Purchase" or this show would have been in France...OMG ! ! !
June 6, 2008 Subject:
All Hail Billy!
this is a really good show! no really. Billy is way forward in the recording -- but what a pleasure listening to his slick beat. After hearing this, you too will be a new Billy fan. Really. this show is tops!!
October 18, 2007 Subject:
Drumming Off in China Cat
Well... I've often thought that you could divide Deadheads loosely (VERY loosely) in to either Dancers of Tapers, and while that's not completely fair, I'd bet that those on this message board leans a bit more toward Tapers, and that's FINE.
But if you are a DANCER, I think that Billy's playing during China Cat is excellent-e! He hits not only the beats, but the imaginary beats in between the beats too. (Check out some of Keith Moon's better performances for another example). In fact, I think that somewhere in the Grateful Dead movie Billy says something about how on a good night playing the drums is just like dancing...
October 5, 2007 Subject:
drumming off in China Cat
was Billy dosed?!?
August 10, 2007 Subject:
Use to like it, now it just bugs me
Was it really hot that day? The guitars are out of tune and the band sounds distracted most of the time ... or is Billy just hungover? I used to dig this show but nowadays when I am in the mood for something from 74, I ain't reaching for this one too often.
Elsewhere, Earache exclaims "LOL DUDE! out of tune?"
To which I reply: Yes, seriously. You'd have to be tone deaf not to notice. Listen to Playing in the Band.
Instruments do go out of tune, especially on really hot days. Unfortunately for the Dead, it was a perfect 73.9 degrees that Sunday in 1974. Maybe they couldn't hear themselves terribly well or somebody just didn't care, for whatever reason.
In any case, I repeat: I've taken many journeys with this show. There are some nice moments but it's got some flaws that stand out now, particularly when there are so many other fine boards out there these days ...
August 10, 2007 Subject:
a Sunday afternoon
LOL DUDE! out of tune? distracted? drunk? You were reviewing 6-16-74 right? Hummm, humm, I got it a lil different.
This setlist is across the board awesome. Too many highlights to list. Scarlet,china/rider, Deal, And the Eyes rivals 10-19-74. This show smokes. AND ALL ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN THE HEARTLAND. SWEEEEEEEET!
April 11, 2007 Subject:
Jerry was the man.
March 30, 2007 Subject:
1974 is so beautiful, WOLF guitar amazing
This is one of my all time favorite shows...I think the recording is fine. Hands down this is one of the all time best Scarlet Begonias I have ever heard...so poetic, empyrean and deeply soulful and heartfelt musings on the tragedy of Love.
Also, I love the EYES and the Greatest. Overall it's five.
Peace my brothers and sisters.
March 10, 2006 Subject:
My first serious rev since thankstaking....
first sbd review without a wisecrack at whom ever killed the sbds on Thanksfortaking them away day. I must say it is not w/o flaw but yes the workin on the railroad tease makes it great to me.... give it a listen and smile..at Jerry's ability to have fun with us all! bababooie!
October 14, 2005 Subject:
Absolutely Love this one!
this is one of my favorite China-Riders for sure, especially the little "I've been working on the railroad ditty at about the 9 minute mark on the China jam! The show sounds crisp, and very inspired.
September 14, 2005 Subject:
Every '74 gets a five
Great work on the upgrade, but this show needs to be an Official Download. It's just too good to be in this condition, listenable though it may be.
This show is a little like 7/31 in that it has a little bit of everything over many sets.
Epic "Playin'," maybe the second best China>Rider, second to 6/26, not as lovely, although it has its lovely moments, but intense throughout. A "Big River" that rivals the other great one from this year, 5/17, the game was stepped up for its coming out of "Eyes," that's evident. And THE BEST Truckin' jam from the best year of "Truckin'" jams. Percolating. 9/9's is great too, and 6/16's sister Truckin' jam in 5/19 is fine, but this is THE BEST.
August 16, 2005 Subject:
I was 7
My step brother was watching me ...parents were in mexico....we actually were comming from the seattle shows landed here in IA. all I can say was for a 7 year old I was confrontee bye the kindest mos6 gentlest folks ever met (I AM FROM NY)..hehe -I still hear the GREATEST STORY EVER ...in my head to this day.....(THE WALL OF SOUND - MADE ME HEAR THINGS THAT YOUR NOT SUPPOSE TO>) even to this day I am just going huh . when nothing is being said...ty boys - GRATEFUL DAN....(~);}
July 10, 2005 Subject:
Everyone has a favorite show - this one's mine. Also my first. The impact at the time was so intense (for multiple reasons), I have actually been afraid to listen to this, as it might ruin the memory. BUT - no problem: a truly transendental show. And other than some minor sound glitches, a pristine recording.
I most remember the moment that Round N Round modulates up in mid-solo - sent an electric surge through the crowd. Also remember the moment Eyes began to transition to River, Playin', Scarlet and Phil coming out to say, 'We're not going to play all night, but we are going to play all day ...' (or something like that) And they did, 12:30 to about 5:30.
Sitting up in the grandstand bar the night before, watching the crew assemble the wall of sound -I had no idea what was in store -